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    October 12, 2012
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this is one stubborn fire. i want to show you now crews are still here on scene. they are sort of babysitting this building right here. i'm told also that an arson team is on scene. they are going to be starting their investigation, san francisco fire says the fire could have been accidental. it was a fire that would not quit. firefighters say it started at the popular "squat & gobble" restaurant and made its way to four other businesses. >> he saw the flames and everybody. >> reporter: he and his brother own the restaurant for 10 years. right now his brother is out of town. >> this was a -- the restaurant was his baby. he takes care of everything. he has to do it right. >> reporter: frank had to break the sad news that their restaurant was a complete loss. >> such a meeting spot for this part of town, for the community, the food is
wonderful. everybody there is so nice. this is just terrible. everybody who works there, everybody who lives around here is really, really going to be upset about this. >> reporter: two office spaces a dental clinic and a wine shop also suffered some major damage. >> it's so sad. they are just such a sweet couple. this is their passion, is wine, and it's obvious that this is going to hit them hard. >> reporter: it took five hours to control the flames. the roof collapsed and flames were so strong that firefighters fought it from the outside. >> we had to get in fast do a quick aggressive interior tact. we had to get the residents and occupants out make sure they are safer. next concern is confining the fire to the original building. >> reporter: people watched as the community hub burned to pieces. muni shut down the west portal tunnel affecting lines into the city and shuttles were brought in for commuters. services were back up and running by 10 am 30 a.m. we're learning that the san
francisco fire department responded to an electrical fire at this same location a year and a half ago. i was told that most of the damage was in the kitchen where the fire may have started. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. san francisco fire investigators are also looking into an early-morning house fire. this is in the mission district. this one started on the deck of a house on fair avenue before moving into the rest of the home. one person inside was able to get out safely. a dangerous situation for firefighters in san jose this morning. they had to be careful while battling a fire because of a large amount of ammunition in the house. it broke out at the home on carlson avenue near union avenue in the cambrian neighborhood. anne makovec shows us the extensive damage. >> reporter: this fire broke out just before 4 a.m. neighbors woken up by a man who lived here running out in a panic. he and his wife both suffered burns trying to save their cat.
>> my neighbor was yelling fire, fire, call 911 trying to fight it with a garden hose. >> reporter: when firefighters arrived the house was covered in flames. a neighbor took this picture just after the fire broke out. >> the other thing that's making it difficult to enter the structure is there was some live ammo in the structure. >> reporter: and that caused a number of small explosions. >> i thought it was windows breaking, you know, thought the firemen were doing it, but the firemen says that's live ammunition and maybe you should not be this close so i went inside. >> reporter: the couple who escaped was taken to the hospital. they are expected to be okay. but two cats that lived with them here are missing today. and this wasn't the only house damaged. you can see through that burnt frame the house next door was also charred. firefighters were able to keep enough water on it to keep it from going up. radiant heat damaged several vehicles including this hummer parked in the driveway. but it could have been much worse. >> the firemen were excellent, very good. >> reporter: the cause of the
fire is still under investigation. in san jose, anne makovec, cbs 5. the hercules police department named two suspects in a murder investigation. husband and wife darnell and tania washington were caught driving susie ko's blue subaru in washington state. they were arrested for auto theft and after an investigation they are being charged with murder. bombs found inside a vallejo home forced evacuation of a enabled. a bomb squad detonated small explosives on georgia street yesterday. people were allowed back home last night. one person was taken into custody after the devices were found in his home. the suspect's roommate call vallejo police. neighbors say they were always a little suspicious. >> you know, the guy, you know, i smelled chemicals at night, i would tell the police
officers. he would just be making all kinds of noise at all times of the night, it would be so loud, shake the house. >> that suspect is facing felony charges for making and detonating bombs. in campaign 2012, the candidates for vice president met in their only debate last night. both campaigns are claiming victory. but as cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us, most polls seem to favor biden. >> reporter: paul ryan took his family to breakfast in lexington, kentucky, and had just one comment about last night's debate against vice president joe biden. >> i felt great about it. >> reporter: ryan will join mitt romney later today on the campaign trail. the republican nominee praised his running mate's debate performance during a rally in virginia. >> he laid out our five-point plan to get this economy going and the other candidate of course just attacked. but the american people are looking for answers not attacks. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. >> reporter: as the two men
discussed domestic and foreign policy, the current vice president was on the offense. >> that's malarkey. >> reporter: he interrupted ryan and talked directly into the camera several times. >> folks, use your common sense. who do you trust on this? >> reporter: president obama says he is proud of his running mate's debate performance. today, the president is at the white house preparing for his next debate against mitt romney. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters taken right after the debate, 50% thought vice president biden won. >> these guys bet against america all the time. >> reporter: or polls gave ryan the edge. >> this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on, try to scare people from voting for you. >> reporter: it remains to be seen if last night's showdown will sway voters. historians say the past 8 vice- presidential debates had no effect on the election. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. for more political coverage, just check out our exclusive presidential forum on
12:08pm every day, the candidates weigh in on a different issue. up next, popping sleeping pills may help you sleep but there are some side effects for those who might have insomnia. >> plus, the final journey begins for endeavour. you're looking live as the space shuttle makes its way through the streets of l.a. we'll tell you where it's headed. >> hi i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. we started out with a couple of scattered showers around the bay area this morning. still a lot of clouds out there. will they clear out for the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. ,, ,,
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the shuttle is making it's y thro the space shuttle endeavour still on the move. the shuttle is make its way through los angeles to its final resting place. take a look. this is a live look right now. taking a break in a parking
lot. been busy today. but otherwise it's moving at a sluggish 2 miles an hour. endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off around 2 a.m. going to the science center in los angeles where the shuttle will be on display. thousands have been lining up to see this piece of american history. >> it's just amazing. and to think about -- i mean, it's kind of sad because, i mean, this is the end of the manned space program. >> i teach at a school that's close by here and it flew right over the school and my students were just -- they were out there in the yard and just amazed. >> about 400 trees and a ton of traffic lights all taken down to make room for the five-story- tall shuttle. the wingspan is 78 feet so that's why it's moving so slowly. the trip should be over tomorrow night. >> neat. a warning for those with insomnia. the problems they could face for taking sleeping pills
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the hugging after their mire comeback.....taking a recor3 a lot of hugging and tears yesterday. the giants did the hug after that comeback taking three straight on the road in cincinnati. next up of course the nlcs. game one is sunday and then it was the as' turn home against
the tigers and that would be the tears. sellout crowd filled the coliseum but the star was that guy on the mound for the tigers, reigning cy young award winner justin verlander just pitched lights out a complete game shutout. the as managed four hits. they lost to the tigers 6-0 in their season finale but what a season they had when you consider everyone said they would lose at least 100 games. >> i think we surprised a lot of people outside of this clubhouse. obviously, we would have liked to have continued on. the goal is to make it all the way and get that ring on your finger and have that parade. but it comes to an end for us. hard to swallow. >> so up next for the tigers, either the orioles or the yankees. they will duke it out tonight in their own game five. how about the giants? they became the first time in big league history to win three straight on the road to close
out a five-game series. buster posey with a big blast with a grand slam to make it 6- 0 in the fifth. the giants beat the reds 6-4. they will started the nlcs sunday on the road at washington or at home against st. louis. those two teams will duke it out in their game five. so a little baseball tonight and a lot of baseball on sunday with the giants. >> yes. but too bad for the as but hey, they did a great job. >> i am exhausted from those games yesterday! it reminded me of a couple of years ago when the giants went to the world series. that was one of those torturous games. but the games continue. outside it's chilly. we have plenty of clouds across the skies but the rain ended on our high-def doppler radar. we did have some scattered showers early on this morning but things have tapered off. that area of low pressure that's been bringing us some rain even some thunderstorms in the bay area, finally starting to slide east. that means the atmosphere beginning to calm down. still, got plenty of clouds out there now and it will be slow to break toward the
afternoon. so these temperatures rather cool. only 58 degrees in concord. 60 in oakland. 59 san francisco and san jose. toward the afternoon, going to try to bring some slow clearing to the bay area. the temperatures are going to be cool. and tonight, plenty of clouds, maybe a little drizzle out toward the immediate coastline but a gradual warming trend this weekend. i think that's going to set the stage for next week which looks fantastic. this low is finally moving out. it looks like dry days ahead now for the foreseeable future as high pressure is going to be taking over. so with that in mine, plan on some great weather coming our way as we head throughout the weekend a lot nicer over the next few days. still clouds will slowly clear out toward the afternoon. then tonight, likely beginning to surge back onshore. so not going to be cloud-free over the weekend. we'll have to deal with patchy fog and low clouds. otherwise the temperatures are going to stay cool today. plan only 60s around the bay area and well below average. next couple of days we'll heat up 70s in the warmest spots by saturday, maybe 80s on sunday. but how about this? in the middle of the next
week, yeah, we could be pushing 90 degrees with an offshore wind! that would be fantastic. don't forget this weekend, the pumpkin festival in half moon bay, a great time to get down there, partly cloudy skies and 64 degrees. >> check it out. >> just plan for the traffic. it takes a while to get there. >> we're going to stop at your house first. >> come on over! >> what's your address again? [ laughter ] pharmacists in britain are worrying about people using sleep medications without seeing their doctor. we have the story now from london. >> reporter: sheila fitzpatrick struggled to sleep for 15 years. she used to take over-the- counter sleeping pills every night but they made her anxious. her insomnia got worse. >> i was in despair really having taken pills and knowing i shouldn't be putting chemicals in my body. >> reporter: the royal pharmaceutical society of england found a third of people in britain are taking sleeping pills for more than a month
without asking a doctor. >> if it lasts longer than a month, there's probably an underlying medical condition for the majority of those cases. >> reporter: some medications can affect your ability to fall and stay asleep. experts say sleeping pills are safe for people with short-term insomnia caused by overnight shifts or jet lag. this sleep expert says it's not what do you that solves insome somnia but what you don't do. they teach them to let go of props. >> so you think i know i will start using the tv to help me fall asleep. or i'll start using -- listening to the radio or i'll start taking this medication that help me sleep. >> reporter: limiting caffeine and alcohol and using relaxation techniques can help. sheila fitzpatrick no longer relies on pills. she says an online sleeping course helped her switch off her mind and get a good night's
rest. cbs news, london. >> well, the stock market could be headed for its worst week since june. this comes as wells fargo revenue came in lower than analysts were expecting. right now the dow is faring okay down nearly -- up nearly 6 points at this hour. u.s. safety regulators are investigating steering problems in 70,000 hundred die santa fees -- hyundai santa fees from the 2011 model year. a problem in the steering shaft could cause drivers to lose control. officials are also investigating brake problems in the honda pilot. federal safety regulators say the brakes may come on without drivers stepping on the pedal. no crashes or injuries have been reported, but more than 200 owners of the 2005 pilot say the suv slowed to nearly a stop while they were driving on the highway. and it's going to cost you a penny more to send mail next year. the u.s. postal service says the price of a first class letter will go up a cent in
january to 46 cents. it's also introducing a global version of the forever stamp which will allow customers to send first class letters at $1.10 set price anywhere in the world. last year the cash-strapped post office lost more than $5 billion. some people in berkeley are mourning the loss of redwood trees cut to make room for a library. five trees were originally cut down for the new library. a sixth tree was cut because it was damaged when the others were cut. >> they weren't going to cut it down but now it's like, they all were. >> feel devastated by it. it was very sad to watch them be cut down one after the other on a sunny afternoon. >> the contractors are expected to pay for the damage and a new mature tree will be planted in place of the one that will be removed. man's best friend takes on
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garlic. you have to have garlic in the house. >> you cook everything with garlic. >> yes. right now garlic in the market there's fresh garlic that's been stored around for a little while. best way to tell, make sure it has a nice white color all the way around, free from any sprouting whatsoever but if there is a little bit of purple. but if there's dark black spots don't buy it, that's like powder in there. when you squeeze it, it will break apart in your hand that means it's been stored too long. >> when do you throw it out? >> after you use it. [ laughter ] >> what if you don't use it. >> just like that. >> throw it out. it loses the flavor. if garlic doesn't have the flavor, why have it around the house? blackberrys. some of it locally grown still coming in. when you buy them the bigger the better and they have to be dark. if they are a little light, forget it. they are going to be terrible. they are going to be all bitter. that's what you want to look for nice and dark.
>> all right. pomegranites. i told you it's one of my favorite fruits. >> one of your favorite fruits and also probably the messiest you could ever get for kids. >> i have t-shirts for pomegranate eating. >> here's a tip. cut it in quarters, take the pomegranate and open it up inside the water and with the colander scoop out the seeds. >> great. >> too much work. >> see you monday. captions by: caption colorado
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